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2024 Shoots Reports

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5/25/24 Capital City Clays ‘McBrides Open’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Five shooters participated in the Capital City Clays McBrides Open in Austin on 5/25/24.  The weather was very hot (98 degrees) and muggy.  There were 85 shooters in the tournament.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 84/100

A Class – Bruce Crockett – 85/100 – 1st Place

A Class – Mark Green – 79/100 – 2nd Place

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 67/100

E Class – Brad Versteegh – 54/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 32/50

A Class – Bruce Crockett – 42/50 – 2nd Place

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 41/50 – 3rd Place

50 Target 5 – Stand Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 34/50

5/18/24 – 5/19/24 Student Sporting Clays Shoot

(By Randy Rowley)

Fourteen shooters (eight on Saturday and six on Sunday), including five first-time guests, had a good time at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio.  We had either a 2:1 student to instructor ratio or a 1:1 one and shot anywhere from three – six boxes each.  The target presentations were teal, quail, and one rabbit – they were easier than they were in year’s past.  Chris Rowley learned a lot.  They added an air conditioned cart this year.

(By Allen Gann)

Well this event was a blast.  And, yes, the air conditioned cart was awesome.  My group shot Sunday morning, and a couple of our group shot the afternoon round as well as they needed a few more shooters.  Yes, a lot of the shots were pretty easy, but if you learned one thing that will make you a better shooter it was absolutely worth it.  I talked with Craig, and he really appreciated our support.  It helps his student instructors tremendously as there were all different levels of shooters.  The good shooters challenged his students to instruct at a different level.  This event was for the student instructors benefit and we learned something along with them.  A job well done on everyone’s part.

(By Jeff Morris)

I enjoyed the experience and learned a ton.  Will be interested to see if my scores improve with my newfound ability.

4/27/24 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Five shooters had a good time at Capital City Clays on a windy and overcast morning.  The wind did many peculiar things to the targets, often when the shooter said ‘pull,’ consequently, the scores weren’t as high as they probably would have been if it wasn’t so windy.  The north side of the course was definitely easier than the south side.  For example, Randy Rowley broke his first 16 targets, and then went 20/34, and Tim Price shot 23 of his first 24 and then went 16/26.  The A bird on Station 5 was particularly tough – the combined group went 2/15 on it.

After the shoot, two participants enjoyed lunch at Maxine’s Gumbo House in Manor.

The scores were as follows:

Tim Price – 39/50

Randy Rowley – 36/50

Paul Ellis – 35/50

Jeff Morris – 33/50

Chris Rowley – 20/50

3/30/24 Capital City Clays ‘March madness Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Seven shooters participated in the Capital City Clays March Madness Shoot in Austin on 3/30/24.  The weather was a little windy but comfortable.  There were 128 shooters in the tournament, which was one of the larger crowds to shoot at a Capital City Clays NSCA tournament in several years.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 76/100

AA Class – Lamar Denney – 82/100

A Class – Bruce Crockett – 80/100

A Class – Myrick Browning – 70/100

C Class – Erving Van Beck – 52/100

E Class – Brad Versteegh – 50/100

Hunter Class – Ted Gittinger – 36/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 28/50

A Class – Myrick Browning – 39/50

A Class – Bruce Crockett – 38/50

C Class – Erving Van Beck – 26/50

50 Target 5 – Stand Event:

Master Class – Steve Baker – 42/50

A Class – Bruce Crockett – 37/50

2/24/24 FCS Sporting Clays Shoot

Twelve shooters (including one first-time shooter) had a good time at Capital City Clays.  The weather was nearly perfect – around 55 degrees when they started shooting, minimal breeze, and no clouds.  After the shoot, four participants enjoyed lunch at Maxine’s Gumbo House in Manor.  The scores were as follows:

Bruce Crockett – 45/50

Bill Atkinson – 41/50

Tim Price – 40/50

Brad Versteegh – 40/50 (equivalent – only shot 48 shells)

Ted Gittinger – 39/50 (equivalent – only shot 48 shells) (first-time guest)

Paul Ellis – 37/50

Paul Irwin – 36/50 (equivalent – only shot 48 shells)

Jim McGee – 36/50

Randy Rowley – 36/50

Ryan Rowley – 36/50

Hunter Irwin – 23/50 (equivalent – only shot 48 shells) (first-time shooter and first-time guest as an adult)

Burl Fulenwider – 22/50

2/17/24 Capital City Clays ‘Sweetheart Shoot’ NSCA Sporting Clays Tournament

Two FCS shooters participated in the Capital City Clays Sweetheart Shoot in Austin on 2/17/24.  The weather was frigid in the morning (41 degrees) with a stiff breeze (nearly 30 mph) that caused lower scores than normal.  The highest score for the Main course was 82/100, while the Super Sporting high score was 39/50 by a Class D shooter.  The scores were as follows:

100 Target Main Event:

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 54/100

D Class – Brad Versteegh – 56/100

50 Target Super Sporting Event:

B Class – Bill Atkinson – 27/50

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